Anthony Joshua signs career-long promotional deal with Matchroom Sport
Anthony Joshua, the unified heavyweight champion of the world, has signed a career-long promotional deal with Eddie Hearn’s Matchroom Sport.
Joshua, 31, will defend his WBA, IBF and WBO heavyweight titles against Oleksandr Usyk at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in London on Saturday.
The fight had been the last on his existing deal with Hearn, but he has now signed a long-term extension with the promotional company that he turned professional with in October 2013.
Joshua said: “We’ve built some great foundations over the years and I appreciate Matchroom – the company, the team, the family business.
“I’ve felt comfortable during my years as a boxer and I always felt that the business outside of sport is harder than the actual fighting due to the history and some of the problems that some fighters have had.
“So, to be with Matchroom Sport has been a blessing for myself, my family and my team. And, outside of that, what Matchroom Sport have done is created an environment for boxing fans.
“The shows that we have managed to put on have been phenomenal. When I walk out to fight, I look around and I’m like, ‘mate, this is unbelievable’.
“From where we began, to the middle of the journey, the foundations we have created are phenomenal and I can’t wait to see what the future holds.”